Deputy Premier James Merlino has vowed he will not be intimidated by a legal threat from alleged Mafia boss Tony Madafferi. Mr Merlino told Parliament on Thursday he had received two letters from Mr Madafferi demanding an apology and the retraction of statements he made about a lobster dinner with the Opposition leader. The Deputy Premier has repeatedly said Opposition Leader Matthew Guy has questions to answer about the dinner at the Lobster Cave in Beaumaris earlier this year.
A man caught on tape claiming Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy's dinner with an alleged crime boss was a cover for political donations has resigned from his Liberal party role. Barrie MacMillan on Wednesday afternoon resigned as the Dunkley local electorate conference office bearer, state director Simon Frost has confirmed.
Opposition Leader Matthew Guy will refer himself to the state's anti-corruption watchdog over the meal he shared at a lobster restaurant with alleged Melbourne mafia boss Tony Madafferi. Mr Guy dined with Mr Madafferi and other Liberal party figures over several bottles of Penfolds Grange at the Lobster Cave in Melbourne's south-east earlier this year. On Tuesday afternoon, Mr Guy said he would refer himself to IBAC, the state's anti-corruption agency.
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